Automation is entering the supply chain of cold storage. Industrial robots can currently replace some of the most junior jobs in companies. Cold storage is probably not the first area which comes to mind when we think of advanced robotics and industrial automation.
Why not? As the sector is subject to very strict requirements, especially in terms of temperature control and quality of cold products, the cold storage industry therefore requires human intervention in all its forms.
Nowadays, industrial robots tend to replace humans for some of the most junior jobs in the supply chain since fully customizable and programmable, automated systems can work 24 hours a day and can also handle last-minute requests, while respecting quality of service and deadlines.
No one can deny that humans are not perfect, that is, they can make mistakes. On the other hand, these robots do not make any mistakes and can carry out their tasks for an unlimited duration.
Whether it’s making sure the door of a freezer is closed, organizing orders, or saving time by speeding up delivery, automated systems find their uses everywhere.
The integration of robots can be described as a fashion, a trend. However, this concept is now essential to facilitate and improve the efficiency of supply or cold storage operations to reach a record level of productivity.